Boo or Ghost your friends on Halloween.
Ghosting is fast becoming a popular
Halloween tradition in the United States.
This is a great way to start the
Halloween season and to have a great deal of fun in your neighborhood.
It is known as "Ghosting" or "Booing", depending where you are from, but
the concept is the same. It is
best to start the first or second week in October to allow sufficient
time for everyone to be "ghosted." It can be as elaborate or simple as
you like. Simply use your imagination to create a "Booful" experience.
Get the kids involved they all love craft projects.
The idea is to create
a package of goodies for a neighbor or friend with a note stating to do
the same for someone else in the neighborhood. It can be place in a
Halloween container like a plastic pumpkin, witches hat, or a cone made
out of cardboard. It should be decorated with festive ribbons,
fringe, glitter, paint, helium balloons, crepe paper etc... Use the
Halloween Poem below or create your own and attach a copy of the
Halloween Poem to the decorated container.
Add a Ghost cut out with the words "We
have been Ghosted" printed on it. Give instructions to place this ghost
on or near their front door.
This will "mark" the house, allowing others to know that they've already
Wait until it is dark
and place the "Boo Treat" on the doorstep or door handle at the house of
a friend or neighbor. Ring the door bell and run as quick as you can.
You do not want to get caught because the fun is for the family you
"ghosted" to try and figure out who delivered the treat package to their
Halloween is here again,
We would like to do something special for a friend!
Ghosts, goblins and
A visit from someone but who? -- You are not sure.
Take the ghost and pin it
on your door,
Let others know, you need ghosting no more.
Just two short days to
work your spell,
It must be secret so no one can tell.
Create a package with
Decide the neighbor who will find it at their front door.
Include a ghost with each
package you give,
Along with this poem for the tradition to live.
Once you have pressed the front door bell,
Move real quick so no one can tell.
As this greeting moves
along from friend to friend,
All good wishes will never end.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS!